Dr. Timothy L. Killeen, Director of National Center for Atmospheric Research.The Future of Planet Earth and Its Inhabitants - Our Imperfect Crystal Ball
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Killeen received a BSc in Physics and a Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics from the University College, London. Prior to joining NCAR, Killeen was Professor of Atmospheric and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. During his tenure at Michigan, he also held positions as Director of the University of Michigan’s Space Physics Research Laboratory and Associate Vice President for Research.
Concurrent with his role as Director of NCAR, Killeen continues his research as a Senior Scientist at NCAR’s High Altitude Observatory, where his research interests include the experimental and theoretical study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere. He is a principal investigator and instrument developer for a space-borne Doppler interferometer on the NASA TIMED spacecraft, and Co-Principal Investigator for a new NSF Science and Technology Center devoted to numerical modeling of Space Weather.
He is President of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a former AMS Councilor, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Killeen has served as President of the Space Physics Section of the American Geophysical Union, and on numerous NASA, NSF, AGU and university committees. He served as co-chair of the NASA Sun-Solar System Connection Strategic Roadmap Committee, and is a past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.
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